Spicier than New Mexico or Pasillas but not as hot as Chile de Arbol – and almost a cherry-like fruitiness. Delicious find in Albuquerque at Los Altos Ranch Market on Atrisco.
2 cups loose chile puya without seeds or stems
1 Tbs cominos
1 Tbs minced garlic
1 Tbs olive oil
1 Tsp kosher salt
Cover the chiles with water in small saucepan and bring to a boil. Crush cumin seed and add, reduce to simmer for one hour. Dump all into blender and add garlic, oil and salt. Puree on high for 30 secs.